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CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Phanto

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CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Phantom Force

In the April 2014 issue of CoroCoro Comics, Darkrai was unveiled to be the event distribution for 17th movie. Darkrai will have the move Phantom Force, which it cannot normally learn.

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

Shame that of all event moves they chose, it had to be Phantom Force. I can't see Darkrai having any use for that. Oh well, nice that people in Japan are getting another chance to snag a Darkrai!
 
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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

Sick and tired of the Japanese always being favored. There's no reason this couldn't be a Wi-Fi event for everyone.
 

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

Eh. Just another free Legendary with a gimmicky move. Dark-types don't typically have any use for Ghost-type moves.
 

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

I think the right choice should've been Manaphy or Jirachi, since Darkrai was already distributed to the gen 5 games relatively recently while the other two were much harder to obtain in the recent years... although I guess that doesn't matter much for a lot of us, unless they'll decide to do a wifi giveaway of this to the English games but that's probably unlikely
 

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

Well, looks like the Enigma Berry is going to be available in XY now.

Sick and tired of the Japanese always being favored. There's no reason this couldn't be a Wi-Fi event for everyone.
It's a CoroCoro promo. It's to encourage people to buy the magazine.
 

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

It's a CoroCoro promo. It's to encourage people to buy the magazine.
No it's not. It's the standard pre-booking of movie tickets distribution. However, instead of being redeemed in stores, where people would get sent away if their ticket was even folded slightly, they're printing Serial Codes onto the tickets so that they can be downloaded at home or anywhere with wireless internet.

Sick and tired of the Japanese always being favored. There's no reason this couldn't be a Wi-Fi event for everyone.
Not true. First, if more places in the west were willing to hold events, then there would be more events.

Second, they want the events to have context. Many of the events people complain about us not getting would entirely lose their context if just thrown across the pond. The Shiny Magikarp, for example. This Darkrai is being given to tie in with the movie where it stars. It won a poll between four candidates and was chosen.

Now, aside from the recent movie which caused issues due to the delay in the movie compared to worldwide launch, we always get the actual movie events. This time, if we are to get it, they will run the poll again.

Just because the games were launched simultaneously worldwide does not mean that all events would be too. Besides, the west has had lots of events that Japan hasn't.
 

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

Pocket Monsters is a Japanese franchise. Of course Japan is going to get favored for certain things.

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Now, aside from the recent movie which caused issues due to the delay in the movie compared to worldwide launch, we always get the actual movie events. This time, if we are to get it, they will run the poll again.
You can't say that for sure. Chances are that they will, but it's just as likely that they won't and the U.S. will just end up getting the same Darkrai that Japan will be getting.
 

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

I'd say it's unlikely this event makes it outside Japan at all. TPCi just barely acknowledge these movie shorts even exist, and while they did give us Meloetta, that was an Pokémon that had never been available before, and which was also heavily promoted int he TV anime. This event isn't connected to anything but a short TPCi will toss up on their Pokemon TV stream app for a couple months long after the movie premieres, and maybe mention in a throwaway line somewhere on pokemon.com.
 

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Re: CoroCoro unveils movie 17 event distribution to be Darkrai: Will have the move Ph

While that is true, it's also possible they'll still release the Darkrai stateside without any connection to the Pikachu short whatsoever. While not quite the same thing, they did do that kind of thing before with the C-Gear skins that came out to commemorate the early-BW Takeshi and Hikari specials.
 
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